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Hi, for an app that prizes the use of tags it is surprising cumbersome to add a new tag to a note, especially if you, like me, prefer the use of a keyboard instead of using the mouse.

Also, tags in evernote live in a line, while I would like to use them as anchors in the text (one could keep them in the list and also in the tags list). Other apps that use markdown have solved this issue using #s, if It is a simple hashtag followed by a space is a title, hashtag without space is a tag.

Anyone know a way around this?

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9 hours ago, msrodrigues said:

Anyone know a way around this?

Hi.  There's no way to change the layout or use of the tag system,  but you can work around it...

Evernote has a pretty good search engine,  but it limited to alphabet characters and underlines "_".  If you set up your own set of unique keywords like xTag or _Tag you could use those in the body of a note and set up saved searches for those words to manage your notes.  I know one of us uses a password manager to generate unique random short strings like 9LAngQ7 for more or less the same purpose.  It's possible to limit searches to the title of a note,  so keyword tags could also go there.

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15 hours ago, msrodrigues said:

Hi, for an app that prizes the use of tags it is surprising cumbersome to add a new tag to a note, especially if you, like me, prefer the use of a keyboard instead of using the mouse.

There are so many ways of adding a tag to a note it is difficult to know what you have tried and find cumbersome especially as I don't even know what version you are using. Limiting my response to keyboard only methods for the desktop version (Windows but easily translatable o mac):

Bottom tag area. F3 and then type the tag. Typing letters bring up the tags beginning with those letter. Arrow keys to move between them. Enter to select

Edit tags menu: alt-ctrl-T. You can either search for tags (now you get all the tags containing the characters not just those beginning with the characters). Cycle through them using the arrow keys, press space bar to select. Home and then up arrow to go back to the search input field (a single key for this would be helpful). Enter to close the window. I would personally like some more cutomisation of this menu - particularly the ability to have an alphabetical list as well as the hierarchty list although I suppose you could argue you already have that in F3.

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On 8/27/2021 at 12:12 AM, Mike P said:

(Windows but easily translatable to mac)

You're right -- it was easy. 😃

Thanks for this. I was always doing it with the mouse and it didn't occur to me to use the keyboard. Using the mouse doesn't seem too bad to me though.

Bottom tag area for Mac: Command + apostrophe

Edit tags menu for Mac: Control + Option + Command + T 

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